This Baby Elephant Is Only Five Hours Old. Watch What His Herd Helps Him Do!

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This baby elephant, named Dok Rak, is only five hours old. He, his mother, and their herd reside at Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary in Northern Thailand. In the video below, you can see the herd guiding baby Dok Rak with their trunks to get to his mother’s milk for the first time.

According to Elephant News, when a mother elephant gives birth, they always have a close friend or family member to help care for and assist them with the new baby. The “nanny” will use their trunk and legs to help the baby find the nipple and learn to drink milk from the mother.

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